| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:30 PM
DETROIT — The Christie's appraisers enter on Mondays, when the museum is closed, and either inspect what's on the walls or ask to see some of the thousands of works not on display, sometimes sending Detroit Institute of Arts technicians on half-...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:51 PM
WASHINGTON — In the grand scheme of the $16-trillion U.S. economy, the nearly three-week government shutdown and standoff over the debt ceiling may not look like much. Analysts estimate the loss at tens of billions of dollars, and reckon that much...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 6:26 AM
Stocks are moving higher on the last day of trading for 2013 as investors close out their portfolios and prepare for the New Year.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 35 points, or 0.2%, to 16,537 in the first 10 minutes of trading Tuesday.
| Jan 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
With interest rates set to rise, many on Wall Street are wondering if the municipal bond market is in for another pummeling as 2014 gets underway.
Investors couldn't get out fast enough last year. Bonds from states, cities and counties suffered their...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:54 PM
A man convicted in the theft of millions of dollars of artwork from the Santa Monica home of a prominent bond trader has been sentenced to four years in prison.
Darren Agee Merager broke into the home of Jeffrey Gundlach — considered one of the...
| Nov 24, 2013
The half-cent sales tax approved by L.A. County voters in 2008 has already changed the landscape of Los Angeles.
The Orange Line busway extension to Chatsworth opened three years ahead of schedule. Construction is underway on two light-rail lines...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Dear Liz: I will be inheriting around $300,000 over the next year. My instincts are to pay down debt with this money. I have two homes and for practical reasons need to keep them. One home has a $260,000 mortgage balance at 5%. The other has a $130,000...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 11:33 AM
The prevailing governing philosophy of Baltimore County might well be summed up, with apologies to Henry David Thoreau, as "That government is best which governs least interestingly." As such, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz appeared to go to great...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Over the last six years, roaring bears and raging bulls both have had their turns to be right about financial markets.
But investing success in the next market phase could be far more about pinpointing individual opportunities than riding a wave.
| Apr 8, 2014
| 3:30 PM
Two founders of Third Way, a Washington think tank that carries water for Wall Street by pretending to be a "centrist" organization, have come out with a new proposal for a mass retirement program that, yes, will line Wall Street's pockets while promising...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 7:31 PM
When it comes to meeting California's state pension obligations, everyone agrees that paying the bills is a challenge. But exactly how big is the "unfunded liability"? Pessimists and optimists throw out wildly different totals for the state's 80...